Theatre in the Mind

  • Spend your Saturday gaining new insights into ASF productions through ASF's acclaimed Theatre in the Mind lecture discussions.

    Designed around the plays presented each season, you can participate in free pre-show discussions, author, cast, designer and director talks at ASF, most Saturdays at noon.

    In addition, TIM programs can be arranged in your hometown or school! Contact education office for more information.

    Hosted by Dr. Susan Willis, ASF's resident dramaturg, these entertaining and thought-provoking lectures by noted theatre scholars complement a perfect Saturday afternoon at the theatre!

    Theatre in the Mind is cosponsored by the Alabama Humanities Foundation, the state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and ASF.

    Reservations are not required; you may pick up your ticket at the box office counter just before each lecture.

    BardTalks—short (15-minute) pre-show
    introductions to all Shakespeare performances at ASF and to every play
    during repertory weekends (Repertory weekend, May 1-2, and SWP weekend, May 8-10)


    2014-15 Theatre in the Mind Schedule 

         Talks at Saturdays at noon 

    Dec. 6              A Christmas Carol - in historical context 

    Jan. 17             Always, Patsy Cline - get personal with that iconic voice and her greatest hits 

    Jan. 31              Alice in Wonderland - English children's fantasy down the rabbit hole!     

    Feb. 28            The Importance of Being Earnest - Oscar Wilde's irrepressible wit goes courting 

    Mar. 7            The Importance of Being Earnest & As You Like It – discuss costume designs with Resident Costume Designer, Elizabeth Novak 

    Apr. 11         King Lear - Shakespeare's stormy tragedy 

    May 2           Actors' Onstage discussion    

    May 2            Narrated Changeover (after matinee)  




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